Tag Archives: Environment

Water water everywhere but in short supply


MPs and MEPs are not supposed to be experts in every matter that their constituents or constituencies have to deal with. However they are also not supposed to be so ignorant that they are unaware of problems that these places … Continue reading

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Our Government needs a sustainable procurement strategy


A sustainable mobility report for businesses has just been published, outlining five crucial areas of focus for sustainability professionals – from electric vehicles (EVs) and greener fleets, to smarter business travel. The report explains how transport is responsible for a … Continue reading

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Environmentally friendly traffic cones


The decisions taken by police forces regarding their purchase of products such as weapons like tasers and guns and pepper spray are all subject to the Home Office agreeing to such items being used. However when it comes to less … Continue reading

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The DfE needs an informed EY specialist


According to this article ‘The government has pledged to plough £50m into bolstering early years provision in disadvantaged areas of the country, as part of an action plan intended to improve social mobility.’ Sadly this strategy is deeply flawed. The … Continue reading

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Let us hope for a safe outcome


Last night I was at a meeting with the senior police officer who has overall responsibility for the policing of todays election across Sussex and Surrey. Just as each of the parties have a huge number of people focused on … Continue reading

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Economic and environmental advances


It is widely recognised that environmental changes for good and bad take a long time to be measured in a meaningful way, just as long term economic activity is much more sustainable that short term blips. This is highlighted in … Continue reading

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The missing link to our prisons


At the end of March a debate took place in the House of Commons as part of the process of creating the Governments Prisons and Courts Bill. The debate was entitled “Prisons: purpose, and role of Secretary of State” and … Continue reading

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Adolescence in Government


Almost a year since the General Election that gave jobs to men and women most of whom had already been Ministers for 5 years it is disturbing to watch how so much of their decision making and posturing is adolescent in nature. … Continue reading

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Our place in the World


This morning in an interview with Andrew Marr, William Hague admitted that there was no prospect of Military Intervention in the dispute between President Putin and what remains of the Ukraine Government. Although this risks portraying impotence in our proud and powerful … Continue reading

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The i-Bin is here!


At a time of year when our household waste is at a peak, it is fascinating to read of this innovation being installed in London Streets. The bin which compacts rubbish so that it can contain more rubbish than other bins … Continue reading

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